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Palestinian Religious Terrorism: Hamas and Islamic Jihad Paperback – June 1, 2002


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Prof. Yonah Alexander is Senior Fellow and Director, International Center for Terrorism Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, as well as Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Co-Director, Inter-University Center for Legal Studies.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 425 pages
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff (June 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157105247X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571052476
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,018,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jim Johns on October 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
The book gives the reader a great reference work on religious terrorism. The inclusion of hard-to-find materials in very helpful, especially for journalists such as me.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 26, 2002
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In Yonah Alexander's Palestinian Religious Terrorism: Hamas and Islamic Jihad nothing profound is stated nor are there any newly developed concepts about Hamas or Islamic Jihad. Rather Alexander's book is intended as a quick reference for academics, students, the press, and interested parties. Alexander gives a very brief history of each group, their ideologies and objectives and where they receive their funding. Furthermore he briefly discusses their targets, tactics and capabilities, their organizational structure and leadership. Also included in his book is the Hamas Charter, Communiqués and Political statements but only as far back as 1998, Military Communiqués dated back only too January of 2001 and Press Releases dated back to 1999. Alexander also provides an extensive bibliography on not only Hamas and Islamic Jihad but also the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict to include seven pages of books, four pages of articles, a couple on newspaper and periodicals and even includes two pages of websites. I found one of the most helpful parts of his book is the timeline of activities carried out by both the groups and Israeli actions against them. Searching through headlines of various newspapers trying to detail the activities of these groups is very time consuming but Alexander's book place all of the incidents at your fingertips. Overall, if you're looking for an in-depth discussion of Hamas and Islamic Jihad this is not the book for you but if need a good, quick reference book on these two organization then Alexander's Palestinian Religious Terrorism: Hamas and Islamic Jihad is just what you need.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 5, 2002
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Palestinian Religious Terrorism: Hamas And Islamic Jihad by Yonah Alexander (Senior Fellow and Director, International Center for Terrorism Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies) is a straightforward, authoritative presentation of the history, composition, organization, and workings of the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. Palestinian Religious Terrorism covers everything from the Hamas official charter, ideology, tactics, and time line, to copies of selected Hamas documents including military communiques and press releases. A highly factual book written to present solid information with academic objectivity on a ruthless and deadly terrorist organization, Palestinian Religious Terrorism is an invaluable and timely contribution to the growing library of International Terrorist reference materials.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Holy Olio on January 5, 2003
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"The forces of Imperialism in both the Capitalist West and the Communist East support the enemy with all their might, in material and human terms, taking turns between themselves. When Islam appears, all the forces of Unbelief unite to confront it, because the Community of Unbelief is one." (p 62, from Article 22 of the Charter of the Hamas)

Also according to Article 22, "the forces of Unbelief" control huge material wealth, and have used that to take control of the world media, press, broadcasting, etc, supported the French and Commie revolutions, and created secret societies like the Freemasons, Rotary, Lions Club, B'nai B'rith, etc. Gee, guess who they're talking about. Hamas, like the PLO and Islamic Jihad, continue the Nazi agenda, and like Nazis everywhere believe the Jews control the world through conspiracies.

If US and European journalists (and alleged journalists) were required to read this book before writing, editing, and publishing about the Middle East, there'd be fewer problems with spin in their stories.
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